Stephen David Jones (Jonesey), 61, a lifelong resident of Independence, MO passed away Monday, May 30, 2016.
In 1977 Stephen met and married the love of his life Mary Jane Bonkoski, whom he always referred to as “the prettiest girl in Independence”. Stephen worked at Independence Power & Light for 38 years before retiring. Stephen was a great story teller and kept everyone laughing. He was the mayor of “Karmaville” and the proud PAPA of Olivia.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Jane Jones; son, Benjamin Jones; daughter, Jessica Jones Thibault and husband Blake; granddaughter, Olivia; brother, Roy Jones; Donna; mother-in-law; 4 sisters-in law; 4 brothers-in law; numerous nephews, nieces, cousins, aunts and uncles. Stephen was preceded in death by his parents Ray and Louise Jones.
The family will receive friends from 9-10:00 a.m., on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at St. John Lalande Catholic Church, 805 N.W. RD Mize Rd, Blue Springs, MO. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., at the Church. Burial will follow at Lobb Cemetery in Independence, MO. A luncheon following the graveside services will be held for further fellowship at the Elks Lodge, 100 N.E. Brizendine Rd, Blue Springs, MO. Per the family’s request please dress in casual attire for the visitation and Mass. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions may be made to the Blue Springs Elks Lodge, 100 NE Brizendine Rd, Blue Springs, MO 64014, attn.: Mignon Hollis. Memories of Stephen and condolences to the family may be shared at meyersfuneralchapel.com.